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Over 70s urged to check for signs of breast cancer

PUBLIC health bosses in East Sussex are urging women over 70 to check their breasts for early signs of cancer. The call comes as a new national Be Clear On Cancer campaign launches, aimed at highlighting the symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Posted 11:23 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Be Clear On Cancer Cynthia Lyons
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OCD Week of Action

Mental health professionals are marking ‘OCD Week of Action’ by encouraging people to speak out about the illness – and challenge the way it’s viewed in society. ‘OCD Week of Action’ runs from Monday 19 – Sunday 25 February 2018.

Posted 08:36 Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Dr Rick Fraser NHS Sussex Partnership Trust Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD OCD Week of Action Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Challenging the menopause industry

This is the story of how an ex stand-up comic came to challenge the entire menopause industry. Local resident, Sally J Dufell, writes about how her own experience of the menopause led to solving the accompanying difficulties and writing a book, Grow Your Own HRT.

Posted 08:07 Monday, Feb 12, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Grow Your own HRT hormones menopause Sally J Dufell
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Time To Talk at Source

Source Skate Park are hosting a local Time to Talk event! Everyone is welcome!

Posted 12:48 Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Mama Josie Source Park Sparkly Bird The Fabulous Red Diesel
Drums Alive session at a previous Active Hastings event.

Beat the blues with a family activity day

Active Hastings has a recipe for beating the New Year blues – a family activity day at Summerfields Leisure Centre on Sunday 14 January, as they explain.

Posted 18:36 Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Active Hastings Andy Batsford Beat the Blues East Sussex County Council Public Health Hastings Borough Council Summerfields
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New Year, new you, on a Hastings health walk!

And when it’s all over, and you feel it’s time you got yourself back into shape, how about a healthy walk? You can join like-minded folk on a variety of healthy walks in Hastings, St Leonards and Ore by just turning up in the right place at the right time, writes Jenny Deering, scheme coordinator for East Sussex Health Walks, who also supplied the photos.

Posted 16:13 Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: health walk Walking for Health
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i-Rock shortlisted for national award

i-Rock, a unique project which supports young people in Hastings and Rother has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at the first ever National Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards.

Posted 08:32 Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: CYPMH Education Futures Trust i-Rock National Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awards Princes Trust Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Youth Employability Service
Carole Dixon (Education Futures Trust), Stephanie Edmonds (Fellowship of St Nicholas), Ruairi McCourt (Sussex Community Development Association), Richard Watson (Healthy Hastings and Rother)

Health and Wellbeing hubs

People in the most deprived communities of Hastings and Bexhill are set to benefit from the establishment of new Health and Wellbeing Community Hubs thanks to funding from NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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